Seminar on Assessing the Biofuel Production Potential of Dinoflagellates Isolated from Hong Kong Coastal Waters

Time & date:
2:30 pm—3:30 pm, 6 November 2015 (Friday)
C0812, 8/F, Block C, Homantin campus
Mr. WU Kam Chau
Dr. Steven XU Jingliang
School of Science and Technology
The Open University of Hong Kong


In this seminar, Mr. Wu and Dr. Xu will share the research findings of the potential of utilizing blooming dinoflagellate for biodiesel production. Biodiesel from microalgae have a great potential to meet future challenges of sustainable energy. Various studies have been carried out for the screening and cultivation of microalgae with high biofuel production potentials. A large number of microalgae species have been widely studied, most of them belong to green algae, diatoms and cyanobacteria. However, dinoflagellates, the major causative agent of algal blooms which can produce a huge amount of biomass naturally, have gained relatively less attention. Their potential for biodiesel production remains to be disclosed and estimated in this study.

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